A shelf emptied of Panadol and cold medicine at a pharmacy in Kowloon Bay. Photo: Edmond So
A shelf emptied of Panadol and cold medicine at a pharmacy in Kowloon Bay. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong pharmacies accused of price-gouging on over-the-counter painkillers as Covid-19 cases rise in city and mainland China

  • Prices for some over-the-counter paracetamol-based drugs are up by almost four times as people panic buy pain relief pills
  • Public anger erupts after online picture appears to show a Sham Shui Po pharmacy selling 50-pill packs of Panadol at HK$798

A shelf emptied of Panadol and cold medicine at a pharmacy in Kowloon Bay. Photo: Edmond So
A shelf emptied of Panadol and cold medicine at a pharmacy in Kowloon Bay. Photo: Edmond So
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